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Compass points electric

May 20 - 26 , 2020

Gulf Weekly Naman Arora
By Naman Arora

Gulf Weekly Compass points electric

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the 2020 model of its new Jeep Compass, offering more technological content, connectivity and efficiency.

The new Jeep Compass introduces a brand new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine, available in 130hp and 150 hp variants, ensuring top performance on and off-road.

Also available for production at the group’s Melfi plant is an updated version of the 120hp 1.6-litre MultiJet II diesel engine with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction).

The new Jeep will be available in four trims - with a full line-up of four trim levels – Longitude, Night Eagle, Limited and S – all powered by efficient turbo petrol and diesel engines paired with front-wheel-drive configuration. The four-wheel drive versions will be available in the second half of this year in combination with 4xe technology.

This engine is based on a modular structure and will be available on Jeep Compass in the four-cylinder configuration with two power outputs: 130 hp when paired with a six-speed manual transmission and 150 hp when mated to a six-speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDCT) – both with front-wheel drive. This is the first application of an automatic transmission in combination with front-wheel drive on Compass, and will make it more accessible to new customers in the Compact SUV segment.

The new Compass features state-of-the-art connectivity including the new Uconnect Services, accessible through various touchpoints, including the My Uconnect mobile app, smartwatch, website, buttons on the ceiling light and radio.

Available from commercial launch on Compass, the new Uconnect Services will be fitted as standard on both the 7 and 8.4-inch infotainment systems and on all trims from the Longitude upwards to offer advanced onboard and off-board connectivity and useful services for enhanced safety and comfort.

The soon-to-be launched 4xe models will also include specific features to assist electric driving. Customers can monitor the battery charge level directly from the My Uconnect mobile app, schedule charging and air conditioning, and view the nearest charging stations on the My Uconnect mobile app, where available.

4xe models featuring plug-in hybrid electric technology will be available with an electric motor mated to a choice of either the 190hp and 240hp version of the 1.3-litre global small engine. These will arrive in showrooms in the second half of this year. Both these 4xe versions will be four-wheel drive only.

To get more information about the new models, please call the Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM dealership at 17459955.

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